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Here We Have Idaho

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History

"Here We Have Idaho" serves not only as the alma matter of UI, but also as Idaho's state song. The text was written by McKinley Helm (chorus) and Albert J. Tompkins (verses). The music was composed by Sallie Hume-Douglas. It became the official state song by enactment of the twenty-first session of the Idaho Legislature.

 

Chorus Lyrics (traditional version)

And here we have Idaho
Winning her way to fame.
Silver and gold in the sunlight blaze,
and romance lies in her name.
Singing, we're singing of you,
Ah, proudly too,
All our lives thru, we'll go
Singing, singing of you,
Alma Mater, our Idaho.

 

Complete Lyrics (complete)

You've heard of the wonders our land does possess,
It's beautiful valleys and hills,
The majestic forests where nature abounds,
We love every nook and rill.

 

(chorus)

And here we have Idaho
Winning her way to fame.
Silver and gold in the sunlight blaze,
and romance lies in her name.
Singing, we're singing of you,
Ah, proudly too,
All our lives thru, we'll go
Singing, singing of you,
Singing of Idaho.

 

There's truly one state in this great land of ours
Where ideals can be realized.
The pioneers made it so for you and me,
A legacy we'll always prize.

 

chorus

 

 

 
 
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